Pallas formed in Aberdeen, Scotland (1976) as Rainbow. Changed name to Pallas, after Ritchie Blackmore used the Rainbow name. They were part of the second-wave revival of prog rock in the UK along with bands like Marillion, Pendragon and IQ. After their third studio album, interest from their record company and music press waned and the band found itself in a semi-dormant state, though re-issues of their back catalogue kept their name alive.
Pallas made a comeback in 1998 and due to a dedicated cult following have been able to tour and record semi-consistently ever since.